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Jakarta governor sworn in amid calls from hardliners for 'Islamic lifestyle'

Jakarta governor Baswedan faces criticism amidst rising Islamist influence in the Islam-majority country. 

'Let's do polygamy': New dating app stirs debate in Indonesia

A Tinder-style dating app has stirred up controversy in Indonesia, where the majority are Muslim. 

Promoters of pop concerts, other events may ditch Malaysia as hard-line Islam gets a grip

U.N. official says cultural diversity in Malaysia is under threat. 
September 29, 2017 | 10:10 am GMT+7

Indonesian president calls to safeguard pluralism from extremist threat

There are worries about growing intolerance undermining a tradition of moderate Islam in a country where Muslims form about 85 percent of the population.
August 16, 2017 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

Eight wounded in shooting near French mosque: source

Two of the eight wounded were hospitalized after the incident, according to the source, who also said that worshippers leaving the mosque had not been the intended target.
July 03, 2017 | 08:38 am GMT+7

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

'They sentenced him because they were pressured by the masses. That is unfair.'
May 10, 2017 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

Muslim man beaten outside Florida mosque attended by Orlando gunman

A Muslim man was beaten on Saturday outside a Florida mosque attended by the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub, though authorities and a Muslim civil rights group differed as to whether the attack was racially motivated.
July 03, 2016 | 05:30 pm GMT+7
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